Daughtry, Chely Wright to Play Ty Herndon’s 2019 Concert for Love and Acceptance – The initial lineup for this year’s Concert for Love & Acceptance, co-hosted by country star Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan, will include a special acoustic performance by rock & roll frontman Daughtry, country newcomer Harper Grae and trailblazing musician Chely Wright, who made history in 2010 as country music’s first out artist. Presented in association with GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy group, the 2019 Concert for Love & Acceptance is set for June 6th at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. – Read more at Rolling Stone
Uché and Laci Kaye Booth rep the Houston area on ‘American Idol’ – Houston native Uché, 24, exudes confidence on TV but acknowledges he was nervous and isn’t “crazy proud” of his first performance. He almost got the boot for a rendition of Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man” that was more dancing than singing. “I’m such an overthinking monster. If I don’t check myself, I can psych myself out,” Uché says. “That confidence is a little facade. That’s a little mask I put on.” Booth’s path to the top 14 has been more subtle. The 23-year-old Livingston native impressed the judges with her sweet rasp on Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried.” “I was shaking all over,” Booth says. She previously auditioned for “The Voice,” but nothing came of it. “I grew up dancing to Katy Perry songs in my room. It was insane to see her in person.” – Read more at the Houston Chronicle
Danny Gokey And His Family Gender Reveal Party
The American Idol 8 alum’s wife Leyicet is pregnant with their fourth child. And it’s a….boy. Watch his three kids react to the news.
Elise Testone new album is ready to go after two years – “It always takes longer than you think it’s going to take,” she says with a laugh. “It’s taken me a couple of years now, with a lot of different people involved, and it’s actually getting mastered right now. I’m really excited to get it out there, but I’ll be a lot more excited when it’s physically in my hands.” “It was a cool concept actually,” she says of the album’s mix of styles. “It’s a combination of all of those things, but cohesively. There’s a soul-funk-rock vibe going on; it covers a lot of bases.” – Read more at Charleston City Paper.com
How Julianne Hough Overcame Depression and Anxiety: ‘Dancing Was My Superpower’ – Before Julianne Hough became a two-time Dancing With the Stars champion, she coped with mental health issues. “I struggled with anxiety and depression growing up,” the 30-year-old told PEOPLE. “I don’t think a lot of people would know that about me because I come off as sunshine and happiness and positivity.” Hough opened up about her personal struggles on Thursday, at #WOW The Wonder of Women Summit in Los Angeles. The annual conference, which took place at the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center at UCLA, was created to inspire the next generation of female leaders through the enhancement of mental and physical health. – Read more at People
X Factor winners Rak-Su explain split from Simon Cowell’s “frustrating” record label – Former X Factor winners Rak-Su have opened up about their split from Simon Cowell’s record label, admitting they were left “frustrated”. The group parted ways with Syco last year alongside fellow champs Little Mix, and have now claimed that their time there was “confusing” as they struggled to get songs released. “When we came off The X Factor there were suddenly a lot of cooks in the kitchen. It has taken us a while to get back to where we were before.” The band have since moved to RCA, with Myles Stephenson adding: “Since we’ve been on RCA we’ve released the Rome EP, filmed four videos and released ‘Yours Or Mine’, so for us, as long as music is released, we’re happy.” However, they added that the relationship with Simon was still good. – Read more at Digital Spy